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Can a poor alignment cause vibration in the steering wheel and gas pedal at 75+ mph?

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Old 01-04-2007, 05:32 PM
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Can a poor alignment cause vibration in the steering wheel and gas pedal at 75+ mph?
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:36 PM
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maybe a wheel is out of balance?
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:41 PM
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Default Funny you mention. I recently got a flat and had the tire replaced. They said they balanced it...

but maybe they didn't. I'm hoping its not a bent wheel
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Default I'm pretty sure if it's bent it won't balance properly...

I could be wrong about that though. It could be as simple as a wheel wait falling off after they put them on maybe?
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Default bent rim

I recently got a flat too....when they were balancing the wheel, they called me over to talk. The rim was bent....there is a little vibration at high speeds, but they were successfully able to balance it correctly
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:57 PM
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I hate when they "called you over to talk". that sucks. I hope my wheel isn't bent.
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:53 PM
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I had that once. It was a blister in the tire. But it sounds like you have a new tire.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:50 AM
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Default simple put the rim on the wheel balancer and watch the run out..

you'll see real quick or can put your hand on the rim and feel any run out or bends.

a bad tire cannot balance too i've seen $300 tires from the factory impossible to balance.

I assume they used a hunter roadforce balancer. If not spend more $$ and go to a real tire shop. seriously. pep boys has them around here now. they score your rim and tire combination to give you the best possible ride.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:45 AM
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Default i had(have actually, but moved it to the spare) a bent wheel and didn't really notice

i think my friend that did it said that it balanced pretty well.
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:17 AM
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Default i had severely heat warped rotors..

it would cause a shudder when breaking at high speeds, i just turned them 3 times

all gone
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